Health, Families & Finances

UW-Extension programs enrich families and strengthen communities. Backed by university research, we work for Wisconsin families by:

  • Helping communities respond to issues such as childhood obesity, financial security, and aging.
  • Providing leadership for policies that help children, youth and families succeed.
  • Increasing knowledge about parenting, health and nutrition.
  • Offering consumers and families more strategies for managing their money.
  • Reaching out to diverse families with education and resources.
  • Using cost effective approaches to reduce negative family issues and build more resilient families.

 

 

 

 

Family Living Programs focus on parenting, financial education, eating well & being active, which helps families thrive in a rapidly changing world. Residents can participate in programs to help them increase their financial capability, become financially healthy and achieve their financial goals.  Seniors benefit from exercise programs including Strong Women. Families of all ages can benefit from Get Moving, Walworth County’s summer walking program.

UW-Extension and UW-Madison maintain a Food Safety and Health website with food safety and preservation information.

Please use this link to stay connected to Walworth County Family Living Programming!  By completing this form, you will be added to communication lists that you are interested in.  Communications will include notification of upcoming education opportunities, helpful information, community resources and other updates of note.

https://goo.gl/forms/OtfWKafBS3D17m662

If you’d like to be removed, please contact Amanda at amanda.kostman@wisc.edu or 262-741-4961 or Gonzalo at gvega@co.walworth.wi.us or 262-741-4951.


Staff

If you have any questions regarding Health, Families & Finances in Walworth County, please contact:

Amanda Kostman
Walworth County – UW Extension
100 W. Walworth St.
PO Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121-1001
Phone: 262-741-4961
Fax: 262-741-4955
Email: amanda.kostman@wisc.edu


Recent News

Walworth Schools Explore Food Environments Through Virtual Education

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Encouraging Financial Conversations

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Heart of the Farm – Women In Agriculture introduces online ‘Coffee Chat’ series

University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension’s Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture program will start hosting a new online ‘Coffee Chats’ series in various locations, times and dates across the state starting May 12th, 2020. The Heart of the Farm-Women in Agriculture Conference series is an Extension program that addresses the needs of farm women by providing education on farm business […]

WISCONSIN DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and guidelines from Wisconsin Department of Health Services, UW-Madison, and federal agencies our office will have limited availability and access. Our staff are working remotely and many of our events have been postponed. WALWORTH.EXTENSION.WISC.EDU or call (262) 741-4951 for more. For the latest information on COVID-19, visit the Wisconsin […]


Resources

Walworth County Family Referral Services

Building Strong Families

Child Development

Clothing and Textiles

Diet and Health

Health Insurance/Economic Support

Family Financial Management

Food Preservation

Foods & Nutrition

Homeowners and Consumers

Housing

UW-Extension

Association for Home & Community Education (HCE)

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